ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – As part of his efforts to provide property tax relief to his constituents, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, supported a new law that allows seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities to automatically receive tax exemptions without having to reapply each year.
“After a year in which many are struggling to financially recover from, high property taxes will be a greater burden for residents than usual,” said Yingling. “It is critical that we are providing relief to those who need it most, and this legislation will ensure that many residents will get the full exemptions they are entitled to.”
In previous years, those receiving the Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities, the Standard Homestead Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities, and the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption must reapply for those exemptions each year. To ensure that residents are receiving the exemptions they are eligible for, Yingling voted in favor of House Bill 3289, which will allow county assessors to automatically reapply the exemptions without requiring residents to reapply. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Pritzker last Friday.
Yingling has worked to lower property taxes since entering the General Assembly. He introduced legislation this session increasing the maximum tax reductions that residents can receive from the General Homestead Exemption and the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption. He also helped pass the Property Tax Relief Fund, which aims to increase the amount of relief homeowners receive from their homeowner exemptions.
“With many residents struggling to make ends meet, it is more important than ever that we are working to provide relief to homeowners,” said Yingling. “Moving forward, I will continue to work to ensure we are maximizing savings for residents and will fight to get them the relief they deserve.”
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